Ian Hughes, Director

One of the business founders, Ian Hughes is the Utilities and Infrastructure Director for the business. He has focused on the electricity, water, gas and infrastructure markets in Australasia since relocating to Melbourne in 1999.


Prior to founding Engage People, Ian led a progressive career in industry and professional services in Europe and South East Asia. Ian’s roles covered engineering, commercial, sales, organisational development and general management functions prior to him running a profit centre in the UK for a global multinational business.  Having developed the European Best Practice blueprint for human capital resourcing for the largest joint venture in Europe, Ian joined a global recruitment consultancy to develop and lead the utilities practice in London in 1998.


First Job

Flight Test Engineer, Pilatus, Switzerland